Madison Bowey

by Pat Quinn on November 19, 2016

Madison Bowey - Photo Courtesy of Kelownarockets.com

 

Madison Bowey, D

Shoots: R

Height: 6-1

Weight: 201

Born: 1995-04-22

Hometown: Winnipeg, MB, CAN

Drafted: 2013 by Washington Capitals, 53rd Overall

 

Observations:

November 2016 – Bowey has been the best defenseman for the Bears this season skating big minutes and playing in all situations. Currently he has nine points in 14 games, ranking fifth on the team, and is third with 31 shots. At the end of the day this season is likely best for his development as he seemed a little behind mentally in exhibition play versus NHL talent. With three contracts expiring, two of which are RFAs, and rumblings of the Capitals trying to move Orpik, there should be a spot for Bowey next season as long as he can grab it. Pat Qunn

 

October 2016 - Bowey was sent down to the Hershey Bears after playing well in both training camp and exhibition play. The reason Bowey is still not in training camp and making the roster is that the Capitals already have seven one way contracts in the NHL and there is seemingly no room for him as Taylor Chorney is a much beter #7D who routinely gets scratched. Bowey will be the #1 defenseman in Hershey, continue to play a strong two-way game, likely be the first defenseman called up, and should be in the NHL next season. Pat Quinn

 

March 2016 - Over the season Bowey has quickly become the top defenseman for the Hershey Bears, and his emergence made the Capitals feel comfortable enough to trade Connor Carrick at the deadline. Currently he is sitting first, among active Bears defensemen, in points, with 23. Bowey also leads in plus minus, with a plus 20, and 80 shots on goal. With the plethora of defensemen holding one-way contracts on the Capitals roster, it is very likely Bowey plays all of next season with the Bears and that could only helps his development. Pat Quinn

 

Nov 2015 – Bowey has played in seven of the nine games for the Hershey Bears this season posting three points in those games. Head coach Troy Mann has planned to ease him in to the line-up but his strong play has made it very difficult to do take him out. Early in the season Bowey has been a very strong two-way presence for the Bears and if he keeps up his play it will only be a matter of time before he is playing for the NHL club. Pat Quinn

 

Oct 2015 - Bowey was sent down in training camp earlier than most expected but with all the one-way contracts ahead of him this was best for his development. He will now look at a top four spot for the Bears where he will very likely excel. Expect him in the NHL sooner rather than later. Pat Quinn

 

July 2015 – Bowey finished the WHL playoffs with 19 points in 19 games to leading the defense in points as the Kelowna Rockets won the WHL championship for 2015. Then during the Memorial Cup he registered six points in five games while his team fell short to the Oshawa Generals in the championship game. He will attempt to make the Capitals for the 2015-2016 season but with the plethora of defensemen ahead of him it will be highly unlikely. He should get top four minutes for the Hershey Bears this year. Bowey is not a prospect to miss but it is unknown if he will be used in offensive situations or be put in to more of a shutdown role. Pat Quinn

 

March 2015 – Finishing his WHL year with 60 points in 58 games Bowey had a great season finishing fifth in points and third in goals. One game in to the playoffs for the Kelowna Rockets, Bowey has two points already. He has a frame ready for the NHL standing 6’2 and weighing 207 pounds. Expect good things when he reaches the NHL level, but the points will likely take time to develop. Pat Quinn

 

January 2014 – Bowey had a rather unspectacular World Junior tournament for Canada. While he did register four points many expected him to produce more offense. He still played a smart two-way game where he was strong in his own end and broke out of the defensive zone with smart transition passes. Everything said and done it was a good all-around tournament for Bowey but he just did not take off like many expected.Pat Quinn

 

October 2014 – Playing for the #1 ranked Kelowna Rockets, Bowey was named the CHL player of the week for the week of October 5th. He has recently been named to the Super Series roster for Team WHL. He is also currently ranked 15th in scoring in the WHL with 16 points in 10 games and recently had a five point game (two goals, three assists) in a 7-5 win for the Rockets over the Vancouver Giants. It is sufficient to say he is having a great start to the season. Pat Quinn

 

July 2014 – Bowey finished the season with 60 points, 21 of which were goals, in 72 games captaining the Kelowna Rockets. He followed that up with an impressive 14 points in 14 playoffs games as the Rockets were eliminated in five games by the Winterhawks. His skating is his most impressive feature and last season in the WHL he put up 93 penalty minutes. He was a standout on defense and a top four player during development camp impressing both Barry Trotz and Hershey Bears head coach Troy Mann. He appears to be heading towards being a good two-way defenseman, but there is upside in both an offensive role and a multi-cat one if he can repeat the same type of season. Bowey is slated to return to the WHL for another season as the Caps have a large amount of defensemen already on the roster for 2014-15. Pat Quinn

 

January 2014 - Bowey continues to pile up the points for the dominant Kelowna Rockets. Bowey started the season with 25 points in 25 games but since then has dropped off a bit with 10 in his last 14. His 35 points on the season already surpass last season's 69 game total. Kelowna is 1st in the WHL with a 33-4-0-2 record and Bowey is a main reason why as he is a plus-33 (2nd in WHL). Including last season (the past 108 games), he is a plus-74. Bowey reminds a lot of felow prospect Connor Carrick, as he can also provide very decent PIM totals. Worth a pick up in deep keeper leagues before he gets on other's radars. Nathan Kanter

 

November 2013 - Bowey is off to a great start for the Rockets this season as he has 20 points in 19 games so far. His team is flying as well, at 15-2-0-2. His 20 points tie for the team lead and he is a plus-16. Nathan Kanter

 

February, 2013 - Madison Bowey is an aggressive two-way defenseman, with superb skating abilities. Bowey is currently third on his Kelowna Rockets team in scoring amongst defensemen with 9 goals and 16 assists for 25 points. He had a bit of a slow start to the season, but since his great showing at the CHL Top Prospects game he has been playing with more confidence and consistency. The 17-year-old blueliner has a good defensive game, and some feistiness to go along with it. Bowey has immense talent and athletic ability, but needs to learn to simplify his game as he sometimes takes unnecessary risks with the puck. Seth Brisendine

 

February 2013 – Bowey, a mobile puck-moving defenseman, is a product of the Kelowna Rockets’ program with a history of developing quality NHL defenseman. He is a smooth skater who can skate the puck into open ice or execute a crisp accurate pass in transition. A safe and reliable defender, Bowey owns a solid yet unspectacular physical game and can shut down the opposition with strong positioning. If a team fancies Bowey’s consistency and reliable game, it is quite possible that he is scooped up midway through the opening round in New Jersey. Brendan Ross

 

Fantasy Outlook: B+

Solid two-way defenseman with above-average fantasy upside.

 

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